recording of The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy by Arnold Bennett.
Read in English by Simon Evers
The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her.
Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges. It is clear to Foster that Alresca has some strange obsession. Foster also notices a stranger who seems to be dogging his footsteps.
Things take an even more sinister turn when Alresca inexplicably dies. . .
(Summary by Simon Evers)
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December 4, 2013
Good Story -- Excellent Reader
This is a good one to listen to. The ghost story here is atmospheric, but rather different than the usual sort of plot these ghost things have. The reader is superb, and very well suited to the material. Listen.
November 19, 2013
This isn't the expected Five Towns novel but a rather unusual sortie into supernatural. Bennet was a brilliant writer and everything he did--from short stories to novels--is worth reading and rereading.
Simon Evers does a great job. Flawless reading, good pacing, and high sound quality with very few/no sound artifacts. Thanks Simon! More please.
TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)